The previous blog post featured various statistics, anaysis and estimated financial worth of the stolen domain name of the World Religious Travel Association (ReligiousTravelAssociation.com) as provided by http://www.markosweb.com as of May 6, 2010.
As the World Religious Travel Association purchased and invested in a NEW domain name and website subsequent to the theft of its original one - what was the financial worth of the NEW domain name (WRTAreligioustravel.com)? The images below provide an estimated value as of May 6, 2010 as calculated/shown by Markosweb.com.
Keep in mind the following timeline as you review the images below:
+ 2006: WRTA began investing in the domain name of ReligiousTravelAssociation.com
+ 2008-2010: Theft of ReligiousTravelAssociation.com by domain thieves.
+ 2009 (1st quarter): WRTA purchased and began investing in new domain name of WRTAreligioustravel.com due to theft of its original company domain name and website of ReligiousTravelAssociation.com (see above).
+ 2011 (January): Due to theft of its company domain name, emails, database and other related assets, the World Religious Travel Association had to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR?
The images below features various statistics, anaysis and estimated financial worth of NEW domain name of the World Religious Travel Association (WRTAreligioustravel.com) as of May 6, 2010.
What is “Insider Domain Theft”?
Theft of an organization’s domain name or website by a shareholder, employee, or contractor. Insider domain theft is one of the most common forms of domain theft. The World Religious Travel Association was a victim of insider domain theft.
Enrico Schaefer, trial attorney and Internet law expert: "URL theft by a partner or co-owner is perhaps the most common example of domain name theft. Domain names stolen in this fashion account for about 25% of the calls and emails we receive in the domain theft area."